Rt Hon Dame Eleanor Laing MP

Dame Eleanor Laing is the Conservative MP for Epping Forest, and has been an MP continuously since 1 May 1997. She is Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means.

Parliamentary career

Find out about the Parliamentary career of Dame Eleanor Laing, including posts and roles held.

Current

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Representation

Party affiliation

Other posts

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means
8 January 2020 - Present
Commons

Committee memberships

Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission
23 September 2020 - Present
Commons
Finance Committee (Commons)
9 March 2020 - Present
Commons
Panel of Chairs
15 January 2020 - Present
Commons

Previous

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Elections contested

Paisley North
11 June 1987
Commons

Other posts

Deputy Speaker (First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)
16 October 2013 - 6 November 2019
Commons

Opposition posts

Shadow Minister (Justice)
Ministry of Justice
3 July 2007 - 6 May 2010
Commons
Shadow Minister (Women and Equality)
8 December 2005 - 3 July 2007
Commons
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
Scotland Office
10 May 2005 - 8 December 2005
Commons
Shadow Minister (Women)
6 July 2004 - 10 May 2005
Commons
Shadow Minister (Children)
1 July 2003 - 1 December 2003
Commons
Shadow Spokesperson (Education)
Department for Education
1 July 2001 - 1 July 2003
Commons
Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales)
1 July 2000 - 1 July 2001
Commons
Opposition Whip (Commons)
Whips Office (Commons)
1 October 1998 - 1 July 2000
Commons

Committee memberships

Standing Orders
1 November 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Panel of Chairs
28 June 2017 - 6 November 2019
Commons
Panel of Chairs
16 October 2013 - 3 May 2017
Commons
Scottish Affairs Committee
28 January 2013 - 6 January 2014
Commons
Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
3 December 2012 - 30 March 2015
Commons
Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
3 December 2012 - 30 March 2015
Commons
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
12 November 2012 - 22 November 2013
Commons
Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee)
23 June 2011 - 26 March 2012
Commons
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
26 July 2010 - 28 March 2011
Commons
Political and Constitutional Reform Committee
12 July 2010 - 31 October 2013
Commons
Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs
22 June 1998 - 5 July 1999
Commons
Education & Employment
14 July 1997 - 29 November 1999
Commons